24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Bag of Fleas
Although this film might seem to viewers to be purely documentary, the opposite is true. Věra Chytilová, in her mid-length debut, focuses on the life of girls in boarding schools using her own personal style. She opened the way for other filmmakers to explore heretofore undiscovered topics.
Věra Chytilová (1929-2014) was one of the pillars of the Czech New Wave and is considered to be among the most significant creative figures in Czech cinematography. In the majority of her films, she addresses the fate of women and their experiences in modern times.
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|sound:||Gustav Houdek, Jan Kindermann|